TO ALL INDIAN NATIONS
AND OUR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS
We face another crisis. For two hundred years our people have struggled against powerfull forces to insure a life for ourselves and the coming generations. Many times we faced defeat, but by unified and determined efforts, we rose to the challenge and survived. And now our people must arise once again to face threats that endanger our liberty and our distinctive way of life.
I see three main danger signs:
The first danger is the threat to our sovereignty posed by the treaty termination bills before congress. These bills are pushed by a sinister coalition of special interest groups, the predator ruling class, who have become rich and powerful from the exploitation of Indian land and resources. United Indian resistance to stop the exploitation of our Nations and the raping and pillaging of our land and resources has unleased the wrath of the super-rich who are using their vast political power and wealth against us.
The second and less obvious danger is our leadership crisis. Too many Indian leaders are overadapting to the ways and thinking of our exploiters and selling out!
The third danger is acute and potentially destructive - our cultural crisis as a whole people. By adopting the philosophy and behavior of our enemies, we are abandoning our cultural identity.
My message deals with these three deepening crises.
Yet Si Blue